A Neighbourhood Plan is a document produced by a Parish Council to set out the future of a community for 15-20 years.
- It has legal weight in planning decisions
- It has to be supported by the community
- It is only concerned with land use matters
WHAT CAN IT DO?
- It can direct growth, sometimes by allocating development for housing or directing growth to appropriate locations
- It can protect local assets such as important green spaces and local facilities
- It can ensure that new development is sensitively designed
- It can be used to set out a ‘wish list’ for improvements or new facilities e.g. play facilities
WHAT CAN’T IT DO?
- It can’t prevent new development
- It can’t be in direct conflict with Aylesbury Vale’s Local Plan
- It can’t be in conflict with Government Planning Policy and Guidance
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Usually the whole process, including an independent examination and a referendum, takes between 2 and 4 years.
Vision, Objectives and aims